Days Gone By

Days Gone By

A Poem by Dara

Dedicated to my loving father who passed away but is still with me in spirit.


I have visions running through my head

of days gone by with words unsaid.

When babies snuggled against my breast

and put my weary soul at rest.

A hand to hold, a cheek to kiss

a gentle touch, a state of bliss.

Sweet memories of a father’s love,

his ethereal embrace from above.

With my heart in my hands

I wait wish and ponder

what life has in store for me yet,

I wonder?

© 2017 Dara

Author's Note

I wrote this poem awhile ago but made a few changes in keeping with the present times.

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This, although worded quite differently, reminded me of my own poem, Words. The human experience is filled with so many things that we each relate to collectively. It is a beautiful thing to find one's own thoughts and feelings revealed in the writings of another. Very much enjoyed.

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

Yes, that is the beauty in sharing poetry. It is wonderful to find others who have similar thoughts .. read more
Such a beautiful tribute to your precious past, your day by day Now.. and what's to come, Dara.

Tis said we are part of every place ever visited, every person ever loved, every word shared - AND what was ties its mind and heart to time eternal. Your words echo that (poorly recalled) quote that
needs remembering in the process of adapting to whatever. Wise words, beautifully put.

Posted 10 Months Ago


10 Months Ago

Your words remind me that everything seems to happen for a reason. I like to think that while we hav.. read more

10 Months Ago

Not so young but I think a heck of a lot!!! Your words really move me, so true in many ways. There.. read more

10 Months Ago

That is a very beautiful saying. I think I will have it printed out and framed to hang on my wall. T.. read more
My mother once told me I was Daddy's girl, and even though I lost him when I was only six, I'd like to think I always will be!

"Sweet memories of a father’s love,
his ethereal embrace from above."

May we continue to make them proud!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Dear Kelly, I am so sorry to hear you lost your father at such a young age. Of course you are making.. read more
Great - you are writing about the big and important things in life. The wonder of children, the pain of departed parents, thoughts of the future, all big parts of our lives.
Well done,

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you, you've helped put some of the present day crisis in perspective for me! It is vital that .. read more

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Added on January 26, 2017
Last Updated on January 26, 2017




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